Miserden In Watercolour

Learn to paint spring flowers in watercolour at Miserden!

This one-day workshop provides a complete introduction to painting flowers and an opportunity to appreciate the Garden at Miserden during the spring display.  Learn about watercolours materials; try painting en plein air, and relax with a cup of tea in the garden.

This class is suitable for all levels of ability, but particularly aimed at beginners who are those looking to gain confidence, guidance, and a painting habit.

Day Plan

10.30am - 1.30pm

  • Walk to explore the Garden
  • Tea/coffee and nibbles
  • Introduction and demonstration
  • Painting flowers part 1

1.30pm - 2.30pm

  • Break for lunch.  Please note lunch is not included, but you are welcome to place your order in the morning and we will make sure to reserve a table.

2.30pm - 4.30pm

  • Painting flowers in a larger composition part 2
  • Creating a standing card

Meet the tutor

Emma Leyfield, Illustrator

Specialising in observational watercolours. Emma is passionate about traditional methods of drawing that are being lost as digital art takes the stage. This is visible in her work, which is inspired by the illustrators of the Golden age and is often referred to as nostalgic; reminding the viewer of their childhood. This impression is emphasised by the subjects she choses, which capture the wonder and curiosity of the world around her, with particular focus on British plants and wildlife. She's currently working full time as a freelance illustrator, from her studio at the Three Storeys in Nailsworth.

The Gardens at Miserden
The Gardens at MiserdenThe Gardens at Miserden

Course Details

Saturday 15th April 2023
10.30am to 4.30pm
£90 per person - all materials provided (and top tips!)
Includes a tea/coffee and nibbles.
Includes free entry into the garden for that day.

Discover Miserden

Cafe at Miserden

We’re delighted to be re-opening our Glasshouse Café, for refuelling walkers and garden visitors. Our Pop up restaurants will also be returning. Dogs welcome.


Visit our lovely, timeless 17th century garden with spectacular views over a deer park and rolling Cotswold hills and a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity.

Afternoon Teas at Miserden

Brand new, the ultimate Cotswolds Afternoon Tea. Exclusive bookings will be taken for the Garden Afternoon Tea and the Woodland Afternoon Tea – a delightful English treat being taken to a whole new level.

The Estate Office, Miserden,
Near Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7JA

01285 821 303